Sacro-iliac joints MRI
MRI exam of sacro-iliac joints provides additional information to the standard radiographic exam. The exam is indicated for a wide range of disorders: inflammation (sacro-ileitis, osteoarthritis), ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid or degenerative arthritis, avascular necrosis, tumors, psoriasis, sacroiliac pain, etc.
It is also advisable for the exam to be performed at the advice of a rheumatologist after consulting the specialists and conducting a health examination.
Co-femural joints MRI
Correct evaluation of the cause of co-femoral joint damage allows an early diagnosis of the nature of the disease and helps to establish an effective management and treatment that can prevent the occurrence of complications with significant painful implications, functional limitations and even surgical interventions.
MRI is the most sensitive method for assessing both bones and joints at this level. Normally, the approach starts with a medical specialist check-up to an orthopedic and / or rheumatologist who recommend specialized analysis and indicate a radiography of these joints for a global view of bone and joint appearance, especially in the case of major traumas or degenerative changes.
Whenever the radiographic appearance is normal (in the presence of symptoms of distress) is deficient interpretable or is at strife with clinical data, the co-femoral joint MRI exam is the best option for diagnosis. In most situations, the exam is done without a contrast substance, but in some situations (especially inflammation or tumors), the doctor may require intravenous contrast injection.